Another herbal monograph so you can understand more about the wonderful botanicals in our products and why they are there.
Another one of the herbs I will always have in my apothecary and one you can forage in many places (including my woods!) The pictures are from my property. This is a great herb going into cold and flu season.
- Respiratory Health: Mullein is very beneficial as a respiratory remedy and is ideal for toning mucous membranes. It reduces inflammation and stimulates fluid production and thus facilitates expectoration. It is considered a specific herb for bronchitis with a hard cough and soreness. Mullein's anti-inflammatory and demulcent qualities makes it very useful for inflammation of the trachea and all associated conditions. Some of the anti-inflammatory compounds that Mullein contains are Quercetin, Luteolin and Kaempferol. It also has strong antioxidant properties.
Antimicrobial and anti-fungal: The antimicrobial properties of mullein have been looked at by researchers in fighting microbes found in UTIs.. Extracts of this herb work against several including Candida Albicans and E Coli.
Clinical trials have established the effectiveness of Mullein for earaches especially in combination with other herbs such as Saint John's wort and Garlic.
- Skin healing: For external use an extract made by infusing flowers in oil is excellent for soothing and healing surface inflammation and wounds